Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 139 90
Rank change year-on-year -55 -49 -7
Contract jobs citing HP 1,488 1,885 2,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.90% 2.55%
As % of the Vendors category 3.43% 4.42% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1,133 1,710
UK median daily rate £353 £363 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.69% +5.00% -7.93%
10th Percentile £158 £155 £213
90th Percentile £525 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 136 209
UK median hourly rate £14.64 £16.90 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.37% -3.41% -8.04%
10th Percentile £10.27 £10.35 £11.63
90th Percentile £22.99 £30.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.81 £18.75
% change year-on-year -13.72% -10.37% +5.63%

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 43,414 42,681 47,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.03% 42.95% 45.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,864 26,381 29,095
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £239
90th Percentile £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,661 1,387 1,693
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.50 £45.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -49 1,330 £373 +2.19% 309
UK excluding London -57 1,004 £350 - 237
London -49 466 £364 -10.07% 92
South East -24 409 £394 +8.25% 67
North of England -49 207 £350 +7.69% 68
Scotland -38 104 £305 -23.75% 10
Midlands -71 103 £350 +3.70% 46
North West -35 78 £350 +12.00% 34
East of England -7 77 £363 +6.30% 13
North East -13 73 £375 +10.29% 8
West Midlands -34 71 £369 -1.67% 26
South West -49 64 £280 -20.00% 23
Yorkshire -28 56 £320 +6.67% 26
Wales -16 36 £300 +57.89% 5
East Midlands -20 32 £300 - 20
Northern Ireland +20 4 £308 -5.09% 5

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 647 (43.48%) Windows
2 471 (31.65%) Microsoft
3 439 (29.50%) Active Directory
4 395 (26.55%) VMware
5 315 (21.17%) Windows Server
6 308 (20.70%) ITIL
7 285 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 280 (18.82%) Security Cleared
9 272 (18.28%) Cisco
10 261 (17.54%) HP ALM
11 256 (17.20%) SQL
12 239 (16.06%) Linux
13 229 (15.39%) SC Cleared
14 211 (14.18%) SAN
15 202 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 196 (13.17%) Firewall
17 193 (12.97%) Microsoft Office
18 188 (12.63%) Finance
18 188 (12.63%) SCCM
19 187 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
20 184 (12.37%) Citrix
21 181 (12.16%) Windows 7
22 180 (12.10%) Office 365
23 174 (11.69%) DNS
24 173 (11.63%) Test Automation
25 163 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
26 162 (10.89%) WAN
27 159 (10.69%) LAN
28 154 (10.35%) SQL Server
29 150 (10.08%) Hyper-V

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
1 139 (9.34%) MS Exchange
2 73 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 65 (4.37%) SharePoint
4 31 (2.08%) Confluence
5 27 (1.81%) Skype for Business
6 24 (1.61%) IIS
7 20 (1.34%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.01%) Apache
9 15 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.47%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.47%) JBoss
15 6 (0.40%) nginx
15 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 193 (12.97%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (3.63%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.60%) SAP MM
4 7 (0.47%) SAP APO
5 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.40%) SAP MDM
6 5 (0.34%) BASE24
6 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.34%) Exstream
6 5 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.34%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.34%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.27%) SAP Payroll
7 4 (0.27%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.20%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.20%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 180 (12.10%) Office 365
2 145 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (2.49%) IaaS
5 26 (1.75%) PaaS
6 22 (1.48%) SaaS
7 15 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.81%) OpenShift
10 10 (0.67%) Tricentis Tosca
11 9 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.54%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.47%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.34%) BrowserStack
15 4 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
16 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.13%) GitHub
17 1 (0.067%) Amazon EMR
17 1 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
17 1 (0.067%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 211 (14.18%) SAN
2 196 (13.17%) Firewall
3 174 (11.69%) DNS
4 162 (10.89%) WAN
5 159 (10.69%) LAN
6 141 (9.48%) DHCP
7 105 (7.06%) VPN
8 81 (5.44%) Wireless
9 70 (4.70%) TCP/IP
10 68 (4.57%) Network Security
11 50 (3.36%) NAS
12 45 (3.02%) Internet
13 41 (2.76%) IPsec
14 39 (2.62%) Wireshark
15 38 (2.55%) SSL
16 37 (2.49%) iSCSI
17 34 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
17 34 (2.28%) OSPF
18 30 (2.02%) MPLS
18 30 (2.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (10.35%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.55%) Oracle Database
5 22 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (1.34%) Big Data
7 16 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.94%) DB2
8 14 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 14 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (0.81%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.74%) MySQL
10 11 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (0.74%) SAP BW
11 10 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.67%) NonStop SQL
12 9 (0.60%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 125 (8.40%) JIRA
2 89 (5.98%) HP UFT
3 86 (5.78%) Selenium
4 58 (3.90%) LoadRunner
4 58 (3.90%) SoapUI
5 53 (3.56%) Jenkins
6 34 (2.28%) Cucumber
7 30 (2.02%) JMeter
8 27 (1.81%) WinRunner
9 26 (1.75%) Bitbucket
9 26 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 20 (1.34%) Git (software)
12 19 (1.28%) SpecFlow
13 16 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
14 15 (1.01%) Artifactory
14 15 (1.01%) Eclipse
14 15 (1.01%) JUnit
15 14 (0.94%) Subversion
15 14 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 188 (12.63%) Finance
2 61 (4.10%) Retail
3 56 (3.76%) Banking
4 55 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.41%) Back Office
7 12 (0.81%) Billing
7 12 (0.81%) Publishing
8 11 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.67%) Advertising
10 9 (0.60%) Law
10 9 (0.60%) Marketing
10 9 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.54%) Front Office
12 7 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.47%) Games
12 7 (0.47%) Online Betting
13 5 (0.34%) Automotive
14 4 (0.27%) Legal
15 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 253 (17.00%) Analyst
2 137 (9.21%) Support Engineer
3 102 (6.85%) Network Engineer
3 102 (6.85%) Test Analyst
4 95 (6.38%) Desktop Support
5 77 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 70 (4.70%) Consultant
7 69 (4.64%) Architect
8 61 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 61 (4.10%) Administrator
9 58 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
9 58 (3.90%) Tester
10 56 (3.76%) Support Analyst
11 53 (3.56%) IT Support
12 49 (3.29%) Server Engineer
12 49 (3.29%) Test Manager
13 48 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 46 (3.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 45 (3.02%) Test Leader
16 41 (2.76%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (3.90%) Middleware
2 47 (3.16%) SOAP
3 40 (2.69%) XML
4 38 (2.55%) Web Services
5 37 (2.49%) .NET
6 36 (2.42%) LDAP
7 29 (1.95%) HTML
8 21 (1.41%) REST
9 12 (0.81%) ASP.NET
10 10 (0.67%) Regular Expression
11 8 (0.54%) Gherkin
11 8 (0.54%) JSON
11 8 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.47%) 802.1X
12 7 (0.47%) CSS
12 7 (0.47%) Spring
13 6 (0.40%) EDI
13 6 (0.40%) Node.js
14 5 (0.34%) jQuery
14 5 (0.34%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 144 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 137 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (6.59%) Clustering
4 70 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.62%) Smartphone
7 36 (2.42%) Replication
8 34 (2.28%) Computer Science
9 31 (2.08%) HP Storage
10 28 (1.88%) NHS
11 27 (1.81%) PDA
12 25 (1.68%) Driving Licence
12 25 (1.68%) Fat Client
12 25 (1.68%) Thin Client
13 23 (1.55%) CLARiiON
13 23 (1.55%) EMC VMAX
14 21 (1.41%) Public Cloud
15 20 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
15 20 (1.34%) PKI
16 18 (1.21%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 647 (43.48%) Windows
2 315 (21.17%) Windows Server
3 239 (16.06%) Linux
4 202 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 187 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 181 (12.16%) Windows 7
7 140 (9.41%) Unix
8 135 (9.07%) Windows 10
9 90 (6.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 73 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 64 (4.30%) AIX
12 44 (2.96%) Windows XP
13 33 (2.22%) Windows 8
14 31 (2.08%) Solaris
15 21 (1.41%) Apple iOS
16 20 (1.34%) Mac OS X
17 17 (1.14%) HPUX
18 16 (1.08%) CentOS
19 15 (1.01%) Android
20 13 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (20.70%) ITIL
2 173 (11.63%) Test Automation
3 163 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
4 145 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
5 124 (8.33%) Migration
6 123 (8.27%) Test Scripting
7 114 (7.66%) Change Management
8 113 (7.59%) Service Management
9 105 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 99 (6.65%) ITSM
11 81 (5.44%) Test Strategy
12 70 (4.70%) Project Management
13 64 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
14 63 (4.23%) DevOps
14 63 (4.23%) Software Testing
14 63 (4.23%) Test Management
15 60 (4.03%) Waterfall
16 59 (3.97%) Defect Management
17 58 (3.90%) ITIL V3
18 56 (3.76%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 256 (17.20%) SQL
2 124 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 91 (6.12%) Java
4 56 (3.76%) JavaScript
5 52 (3.49%) Python
6 42 (2.82%) VBScript
7 38 (2.55%) C
8 34 (2.28%) C#
8 34 (2.28%) VB
9 26 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 17 (1.14%) Perl
11 15 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 15 (1.01%) C++
12 14 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 13 (0.87%) F#
14 11 (0.74%) COBOL
15 9 (0.60%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.47%) AWK
16 7 (0.47%) Korn
17 6 (0.40%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 280 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 229 (15.39%) SC Cleared
3 111 (7.46%) ISTQB
4 90 (6.05%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (5.04%) Degree
6 70 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 65 (4.37%) ISEB
8 60 (4.03%) CCNP
9 53 (3.56%) DV Cleared
10 52 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 46 (3.09%) CCNA
12 41 (2.76%) MCSE
13 24 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
14 23 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (1.41%) Novell Certification
16 19 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 18 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (1.14%) CCSE
18 17 (1.14%) DBS Check
18 17 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.58%) QA
2 58 (3.90%) SLA
3 20 (1.34%) PMO
4 18 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.21%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.20%) HL7
7 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) GDPR
8 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.067%) Basel III
9 1 (0.067%) COBIT
9 1 (0.067%) GxP
9 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.067%) OASIS TOSCA
9 1 (0.067%) TickIT
System Software
1 439 (29.50%) Active Directory
2 285 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (10.08%) Hyper-V
4 146 (9.81%) VMware ESXi
5 127 (8.53%) vSphere
6 78 (5.24%) XenApp
7 46 (3.09%) XenDesktop
8 40 (2.69%) Virtual Desktop
9 36 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
10 28 (1.88%) BitLocker
10 28 (1.88%) Docker
10 28 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (1.34%) Firmware
11 20 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
12 19 (1.28%) Terminal Services
13 18 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (1.01%) NFS
15 14 (0.94%) VMware NSX
16 12 (0.81%) FreeRADIUS
17 11 (0.74%) IAG
Systems Management
1 261 (17.54%) HP ALM
2 188 (12.63%) SCCM
3 113 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
4 90 (6.05%) SCOM
5 51 (3.43%) Microsoft Clustering
5 51 (3.43%) NetBackup
6 42 (2.82%) OpenView
7 34 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
8 30 (2.02%) Puppet
8 30 (2.02%) vCenter Server
9 29 (1.95%) OVSD
10 27 (1.81%) WSUS
11 24 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 23 (1.55%) Backup Exec
13 22 (1.48%) Ansible
13 22 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
14 20 (1.34%) HP SIM
14 20 (1.34%) Netcool
15 19 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 18 (1.21%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 471 (31.65%) Microsoft
2 395 (26.55%) VMware
3 272 (18.28%) Cisco
4 184 (12.37%) Citrix
5 138 (9.27%) Oracle
6 114 (7.66%) Dell
7 101 (6.79%) EMC
8 98 (6.59%) IBM
9 94 (6.32%) Red Hat
10 91 (6.12%) NetApp
11 86 (5.78%) McAfee
12 78 (5.24%) CheckPoint
13 70 (4.70%) 3PAR
14 67 (4.50%) Veritas
15 61 (4.10%) SAP
16 59 (3.97%) SolarWinds
17 58 (3.90%) Aruba
17 58 (3.90%) Juniper
18 50 (3.36%) Apple
18 50 (3.36%) F5