Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 200 208 160
Rank change year-on-year +8 -48 -38
Contract jobs citing HP 788 1,296 1,791
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.34% 1.76%
As % of the Vendors category 3.03% 3.14% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 771 1,128
Median daily rate £370 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.03% +10.00% -0.57%
10th Percentile £140 £135 £150
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 125 166
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.14 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.73% -2.52% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.41 £10.16
90th Percentile £33.88 £34.50 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.23 £13.70 £12.83
% change year-on-year +18.43% +6.82% -11.55%

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 25,977 41,293 42,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.73% 42.60% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,569 25,720 26,395
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £213 £263 £243
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,211 1,422 1,433
Median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.92 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%

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 7 April 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 7 April 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 7 April 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 +19 703 £363 -6.45% 160
UK excluding London +26 575 £360 -4.00% 136
London -9 198 £375 -6.25% 39
South East +23 176 £395 +1.94% 32
North of England +44 136 £350 -6.67% 55
East of England +64 80 £363 -9.38% 8
Midlands +47 67 £325 -13.33% 17
North West +31 66 £304 -6.54% 36
Yorkshire +57 60 £358 -14.40% 3
Scotland +46 48 £350 -6.67% 4
South West -56 48 £335 -11.55% 9
East Midlands +36 41 £319 -15.00% 6
West Midlands +36 26 £350 -6.67% 10
Wales +12 23 £425 +3.03% 7
Work from Home -2 15 £450 -3.23% 9
North East +7 11 £350 -12.50% 16
Northern Ireland -3 3 £176 -44.92% 4

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 459 (58.25%) Windows
2 242 (30.71%) Microsoft
3 214 (27.16%) Active Directory
4 183 (23.22%) Microsoft Office
5 167 (21.19%) Dell
6 165 (20.94%) Windows Server
7 155 (19.67%) Security Cleared
8 149 (18.91%) VMware
9 147 (18.65%) Windows 10
10 141 (17.89%) ITIL
11 131 (16.62%) Cisco
12 118 (14.97%) SC Cleared
13 115 (14.59%) Windows 7
14 112 (14.21%) Linux
15 108 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
16 107 (13.58%) PowerShell
17 103 (13.07%) Driving Licence
18 102 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
18 102 (12.94%) SCCM
19 100 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
20 95 (12.06%) SAN
21 93 (11.80%) DNS
21 93 (11.80%) Data Centre
21 93 (11.80%) Office 365
22 91 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
23 89 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 87 (11.04%) VPN
25 86 (10.91%) Oracle
26 84 (10.66%) SQL
27 83 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012

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 73 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 28 (3.55%) Confluence
2 28 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 27 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 23 (2.92%) Skype for Business
6 20 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.90%) IIS
8 11 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.02%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.25%) Apache
12 2 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 183 (23.22%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 27 (3.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (2.92%) Acrobat
7 16 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (4.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.51%) Maximo
6 3 (0.38%) assyst
7 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.25%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.13%) SAP PS
8 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 93 (11.80%) Office 365
2 78 (9.90%) Azure
3 41 (5.20%) AWS
4 15 (1.90%) PaaS
5 14 (1.78%) IaaS
6 10 (1.27%) HP Helion
6 10 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (1.02%) GCP
8 6 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.76%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.51%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.51%) SaaS
10 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.38%) Datadog
10 3 (0.38%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.38%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.25%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 95 (12.06%) SAN
2 93 (11.80%) DNS
3 87 (11.04%) VPN
4 80 (10.15%) Firewall
5 72 (9.14%) DHCP
6 71 (9.01%) Internet
7 56 (7.11%) LAN
8 39 (4.95%) Remote Desktop
9 36 (4.57%) TCP/IP
9 36 (4.57%) WAN
10 33 (4.19%) Wireless
11 27 (3.43%) WebEx
12 26 (3.30%) Wireshark
13 25 (3.17%) Skype
14 20 (2.54%) NAS
15 19 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (2.03%) IPv6
17 15 (1.90%) MPLS
18 14 (1.78%) Network Security
19 13 (1.65%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
5 10 (1.27%) MySQL
5 10 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.76%) Big Data
8 6 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.51%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.51%) MS Access
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.38%) Power BI
11 3 (0.38%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.38%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 64 (8.12%) JIRA
2 22 (2.79%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.54%) Selenium
4 17 (2.16%) JMeter
5 15 (1.90%) HP UFT
5 15 (1.90%) LoadRunner
6 10 (1.27%) Bugzilla
7 8 (1.02%) SoapUI
8 7 (0.89%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.89%) MSI
9 6 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.51%) Hudson
10 4 (0.51%) TestRail
11 3 (0.38%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.38%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.38%) Postman
11 3 (0.38%) Robot Framework
11 3 (0.38%) TestNG
General
1 58 (7.36%) Retail
2 53 (6.73%) Telecoms
3 48 (6.09%) Finance
4 47 (5.96%) Banking
5 27 (3.43%) Public Sector
6 15 (1.90%) Automotive
7 8 (1.02%) German Language
7 8 (1.02%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.51%) Legal
10 3 (0.38%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.38%) Military
11 2 (0.25%) Advertising
11 2 (0.25%) Back Office
11 2 (0.25%) Law
11 2 (0.25%) Local Government
11 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.25%) Publishing
11 2 (0.25%) Welsh Language
12 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 98 (12.44%) Analyst
2 81 (10.28%) Support Engineer
3 77 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 68 (8.63%) Desktop Support
5 62 (7.87%) Field Engineer
6 49 (6.22%) Service Analyst
7 45 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
8 43 (5.46%) Hardware Engineer
9 42 (5.33%) IT Engineer
10 41 (5.20%) Tester
11 40 (5.08%) Field Service Engineer
12 39 (4.95%) Network Engineer
13 37 (4.70%) Field Hardware Engineer
14 36 (4.57%) Break Fix Engineer
15 35 (4.44%) IT Support
16 32 (4.06%) Consultant
17 31 (3.93%) Build Engineer
17 31 (3.93%) Deployment Engineer
17 31 (3.93%) Windows Engineer
18 29 (3.68%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.17%) Middleware
2 18 (2.28%) XML
3 15 (1.90%) .NET
4 12 (1.52%) REST
5 10 (1.27%) SOAP
6 9 (1.14%) 802.1X
6 9 (1.14%) HTML
6 9 (1.14%) LDAP
6 9 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (0.89%) SailPoint
9 6 (0.76%) JSP
9 6 (0.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 6 (0.76%) Servlets
9 6 (0.76%) SPML
9 6 (0.76%) Spring
9 6 (0.76%) Spring Boot
10 5 (0.63%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.63%) Web Services
11 4 (0.51%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 103 (13.07%) Driving Licence
2 93 (11.80%) Data Centre
3 91 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (6.22%) Blackberry
5 39 (4.95%) Management Information System
6 29 (3.68%) NHS
7 24 (3.05%) PDA
7 24 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (2.66%) Replication
9 16 (2.03%) User Experience
10 15 (1.90%) Clustering
10 15 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (1.78%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.65%) EMC VNX
12 13 (1.65%) iPhone
13 11 (1.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 9 (1.14%) HP StoreVirtual
14 9 (1.14%) Smartphone
14 9 (1.14%) Wiki
15 8 (1.02%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 459 (58.25%) Windows
2 165 (20.94%) Windows Server
3 147 (18.65%) Windows 10
4 115 (14.59%) Windows 7
5 112 (14.21%) Linux
6 100 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (8.25%) Windows XP
9 50 (6.35%) Windows Server 2016
10 44 (5.58%) Android
11 42 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 36 (4.57%) Unix
13 34 (4.31%) Windows Vista
14 32 (4.06%) Apple iOS
15 31 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 30 (3.81%) Windows 2000
17 29 (3.68%) Windows Server 2019
18 17 (2.16%) Solaris
19 14 (1.78%) Mac OS X
20 12 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (17.89%) ITIL
2 108 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
3 89 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 74 (9.39%) Migration
5 67 (8.50%) ITSM
6 65 (8.25%) Break/Fix
7 63 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (7.23%) Incident Management
8 57 (7.23%) Test Automation
9 52 (6.60%) Test Scripting
10 49 (6.22%) Service Management
11 43 (5.46%) Defect Management
12 34 (4.31%) Workflow
13 30 (3.81%) SDLC
14 28 (3.55%) Test Management
15 27 (3.43%) High Availability
16 26 (3.30%) Change Management
16 26 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
17 25 (3.17%) ITIL V3
17 25 (3.17%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (13.58%) PowerShell
2 84 (10.66%) SQL
3 46 (5.84%) Java
4 37 (4.70%) Python
5 21 (2.66%) JavaScript
6 20 (2.54%) VB
7 18 (2.28%) C
7 18 (2.28%) VBScript
8 15 (1.90%) C#
9 14 (1.78%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.14%) Perl
10 9 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.89%) C++
11 7 (0.89%) PHP
12 5 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.51%) BeanShell
13 4 (0.51%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.25%) REXX
14 2 (0.25%) Tcl
14 2 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 155 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 118 (14.97%) SC Cleared
3 49 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (4.95%) ISTQB
5 37 (4.70%) DV Cleared
6 33 (4.19%) MCSE
7 32 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (3.30%) Degree
9 25 (3.17%) ISEB
10 24 (3.05%) CCNA
11 22 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (2.03%) CCNP
14 14 (1.78%) MCSA
15 13 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (1.40%) A+ Certification
16 11 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (1.40%) MCP
17 9 (1.14%) CCA
18 8 (1.02%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.95%) QA
2 28 (3.55%) SLA
3 12 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (0.76%) Government Security Classifications
4 6 (0.76%) NCSC
5 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.25%) GAMP
6 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.13%) GDPR
7 1 (0.13%) GMP
7 1 (0.13%) GxP
7 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.13%) NIST
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 214 (27.16%) Active Directory
2 102 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (7.61%) Hyper-V
4 55 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (4.95%) vSphere
6 26 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (2.66%) XenApp
8 13 (1.65%) Firmware
9 9 (1.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 9 (1.14%) VMware NSX
10 8 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.02%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.63%) Docker
11 5 (0.63%) NFS
12 4 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.25%) GFS2
14 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 102 (12.94%) SCCM
2 80 (10.15%) HP ALM
3 54 (6.85%) HP Quality Center
4 43 (5.46%) OpenView
5 38 (4.82%) NetBackup
6 33 (4.19%) SCOM
7 30 (3.81%) OVSD
8 27 (3.43%) ServiceCenter
9 26 (3.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 22 (2.79%) vCenter Server
11 20 (2.54%) HP Data Protector
11 20 (2.54%) WSUS
12 19 (2.41%) HP SIM
13 18 (2.28%) Ansible
14 16 (2.03%) vRealize
15 15 (1.90%) Backup Exec
16 13 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 12 (1.52%) Puppet
18 11 (1.40%) HP Operations Orchestration
18 11 (1.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 242 (30.71%) Microsoft
2 167 (21.19%) Dell
3 149 (18.91%) VMware
4 131 (16.62%) Cisco
5 86 (10.91%) Oracle
6 58 (7.36%) IBM
7 55 (6.98%) Citrix
8 50 (6.35%) Remedy
9 47 (5.96%) NetApp
10 41 (5.20%) Fujitsu
11 40 (5.08%) EMC
12 34 (4.31%) 3PAR
13 33 (4.19%) Red Hat
14 29 (3.68%) Adobe
15 27 (3.43%) Veeam
16 26 (3.30%) Bomgar
16 26 (3.30%) Peregrine
17 25 (3.17%) Brocade
18 21 (2.66%) CheckPoint
18 21 (2.66%) ServiceNow