Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 285 219 227
Rank change year-on-year -66 +8 -64
Contract jobs citing HP 502 602 1,154
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.19% 1.26%
As % of the Vendors category 2.13% 2.82% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 341 696
10th Percentile £215 £144 £140
25th Percentile £350 £200 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £388
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +6.90%
75th Percentile £500 £475 £475
90th Percentile £550 £548 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 105 107
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.88 £9.01
25th Percentile £11.75 £13.38 £10.92
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.10 £14.14
Median % change year-on-year -15.20% +20.98% -1.74%
75th Percentile £29.71 £20.00 £23.37
90th Percentile £59.10 £44.50 £32.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year -14.71% +24.09% +5.38%

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 23,610 21,373 38,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.32% 42.38% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,121 13,324 24,082
10th Percentile £281 £225 £263
25th Percentile £381 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £460
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £675 £652 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -0.81% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 724 874 1,242
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.88 £10.88
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +5.11%
75th Percentile £45.00 £33.75 £36.63
90th Percentile £58.35 £52.21 £49.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +7.26%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 -61 393 £425 +13.33% 131
UK excluding London -28 278 £420 +12.00% 111
London -50 141 £460 +21.05% 27
Work from Home -177 105 £400 -11.11% 23
South East -8 97 £425 +13.33% 30
North of England +10 65 £400 +23.08% 31
Scotland -3 48 £450 +11.11% 5
Midlands -11 31 £347 +2.81% 21
Yorkshire +27 25 £310 -11.43% 14
North East +33 22 £420 +18.31% 2
East of England -7 19 £488 +21.88% 8
South West +15 18 £375 -3.23% 14
North West -22 18 £383 +20.16% 15
East Midlands +1 17 £360 +15.20% 6
West Midlands -3 14 £275 -26.67% 14
Wales -2 5 £478 +19.38% 2

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 171 (34.06%) Windows
2 158 (31.47%) VMware
3 135 (26.89%) Security Cleared
4 133 (26.49%) Social Skills
5 116 (23.11%) Microsoft
6 115 (22.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 112 (22.31%) Cisco
8 94 (18.73%) SC Cleared
9 89 (17.73%) ITIL
10 85 (16.93%) SAN
11 83 (16.53%) Linux
12 82 (16.33%) Active Directory
12 82 (16.33%) Dell
12 82 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
13 77 (15.34%) Azure
14 76 (15.14%) Data Centre
14 76 (15.14%) JIRA
15 74 (14.74%) PowerShell
16 70 (13.94%) Windows Server
16 70 (13.94%) HP ALM
17 68 (13.55%) Java
18 67 (13.35%) Firewall
19 66 (13.15%) Finance
20 58 (11.55%) SQL
20 58 (11.55%) DNS
21 55 (10.96%) Microsoft 365
21 55 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
22 52 (10.36%) Storage Management
23 49 (9.76%) SCCM
24 48 (9.56%) 3PAR

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 32 (6.37%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.18%) Confluence
3 23 (4.58%) MS Exchange
4 16 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.39%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.20%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.80%) CMS
9 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.60%) Apache
10 3 (0.60%) SAS
11 1 (0.20%) IIS
11 1 (0.20%) JBoss
11 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.80%) BASE24
2 4 (0.80%) Tesseract
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.40%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.20%) HealthRoster
4 1 (0.20%) Maximo
4 1 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 77 (15.34%) Azure
2 55 (10.96%) Microsoft 365
3 44 (8.76%) AWS
4 13 (2.59%) IaaS
5 12 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.19%) GCP
7 7 (1.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 7 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (1.20%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.20%) SaaS
9 4 (0.80%) PaaS
10 3 (0.60%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.40%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.20%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.20%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 85 (16.93%) SAN
2 67 (13.35%) Firewall
3 58 (11.55%) DNS
4 44 (8.76%) DHCP
5 33 (6.57%) VPN
6 32 (6.37%) WAN
7 31 (6.18%) VSAN
8 27 (5.38%) Wireless
9 25 (4.98%) LAN
9 25 (4.98%) TCP/IP
10 18 (3.59%) OSPF
10 18 (3.59%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (3.39%) BGP
11 17 (3.39%) EIGRP
12 16 (3.19%) 4G
13 15 (2.99%) 3G
14 14 (2.79%) 5G
14 14 (2.79%) Fibre Channel
14 14 (2.79%) MPLS
14 14 (2.79%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.19%) MySQL
2 11 (2.19%) NonStop SQL
3 9 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.39%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.40%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.40%) DB2
7 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.40%) UniData
8 1 (0.20%) Ingres
8 1 (0.20%) MS Access
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 76 (15.14%) JIRA
2 31 (6.18%) Selenium
3 25 (4.98%) Cucumber
4 24 (4.78%) LoadRunner
5 19 (3.78%) JMeter
6 17 (3.39%) Visual Studio
7 16 (3.19%) Jenkins
8 13 (2.59%) Git (software)
9 11 (2.19%) Bugzilla
9 11 (2.19%) NeoLoad
10 9 (1.79%) REST Assured
11 8 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.39%) Eclipse
12 7 (1.39%) SilkPerformer
12 7 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (1.39%) WebLOAD
13 6 (1.20%) SoapUI
14 5 (1.00%) eggPlant
14 5 (1.00%) HP UFT
14 5 (1.00%) TestRail
General
1 133 (26.49%) Social Skills
2 66 (13.15%) Finance
3 36 (7.17%) Banking
4 35 (6.97%) Public Sector
5 34 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (4.98%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.19%) Documentation Skills
8 10 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
9 7 (1.39%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.20%) Retail
11 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.60%) Back Office
12 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.40%) Advertising
13 2 (0.40%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.40%) Law
13 2 (0.40%) Local Government
14 1 (0.20%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.20%) Police
Job Titles
1 73 (14.54%) Analyst
2 46 (9.16%) Network Engineer
3 30 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (5.98%) Tester
4 28 (5.58%) Test Analyst
5 23 (4.58%) Architect
5 23 (4.58%) Consultant
5 23 (4.58%) Support Engineer
6 22 (4.38%) Administrator
6 22 (4.38%) Developer
7 19 (3.78%) VMware Engineer
8 18 (3.59%) IT Engineer
9 13 (2.59%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (2.59%) IT Support
9 13 (2.59%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (2.59%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 12 (2.39%) Performance Tester
11 11 (2.19%) Automation Tester
11 11 (2.19%) IT Support Engineer
11 11 (2.19%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.18%) XML
2 20 (3.98%) JSON
3 15 (2.99%) Gherkin
4 14 (2.79%) .NET
5 12 (2.39%) LDAP
5 12 (2.39%) Middleware
6 10 (1.99%) 802.1X
6 10 (1.99%) SAML
6 10 (1.99%) SOAP
6 10 (1.99%) Web Services
6 10 (1.99%) WireMock
7 9 (1.79%) HTML
8 7 (1.39%) Express
8 7 (1.39%) Swing
9 5 (1.00%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.00%) CSS
9 5 (1.00%) Spring
10 4 (0.80%) LAMP
10 4 (0.80%) REST
10 4 (0.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 76 (15.14%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.18%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (4.18%) NHS
4 20 (3.98%) Clustering
5 19 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.79%) HP Storage
6 14 (2.79%) PKI
7 12 (2.39%) Replication
8 10 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.99%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.79%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.59%) EMC VNX
11 7 (1.39%) HP StoreVirtual
11 7 (1.39%) Smart Meter
12 6 (1.20%) EMC VMAX
13 5 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.80%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 171 (34.06%) Windows
2 83 (16.53%) Linux
3 70 (13.94%) Windows Server
4 43 (8.57%) Windows 10
5 38 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (6.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (5.78%) Unix
8 27 (5.38%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (3.59%) Solaris
10 18 (3.59%) Windows Server 2019
11 16 (3.19%) Windows 7
12 13 (2.59%) Mac OS
12 13 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (2.39%) AIX
14 8 (1.59%) CentOS
14 8 (1.59%) HPUX
15 5 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (1.00%) VMS
15 5 (1.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (17.73%) ITIL
2 82 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (10.36%) Storage Management
5 46 (9.16%) Migration
6 42 (8.37%) DevOps
6 42 (8.37%) Test Automation
7 41 (8.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 41 (8.17%) Scrum
8 38 (7.57%) Defect Management
9 36 (7.17%) Test Management
10 34 (6.77%) Software Testing
11 33 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 32 (6.37%) Data Protection
13 30 (5.98%) Service Management
14 28 (5.58%) Change Management
15 26 (5.18%) Data Management
16 25 (4.98%) Configuration Management
17 23 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (4.58%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 74 (14.74%) PowerShell
2 68 (13.55%) Java
3 58 (11.55%) SQL
4 34 (6.77%) C#
4 34 (6.77%) Python
5 28 (5.58%) C
6 22 (4.38%) Perl
7 18 (3.59%) JavaScript
8 15 (2.99%) PHP
9 12 (2.39%) VB
10 11 (2.19%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.59%) C++
13 7 (1.39%) COBOL
14 6 (1.20%) AWK
15 5 (1.00%) Go
16 4 (0.80%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.80%) Groovy
16 4 (0.80%) Korn
16 4 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 135 (26.89%) Security Cleared
2 94 (18.73%) SC Cleared
3 42 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (7.37%) DV Cleared
5 35 (6.97%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (5.78%) MCSE
7 28 (5.58%) Degree
8 22 (4.38%) ISEB
8 22 (4.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (3.59%) ISTQB
10 17 (3.39%) CCNA
10 17 (3.39%) MCSA
11 15 (2.99%) CCNP
12 13 (2.59%) MCITP
12 13 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.99%) HP ASE
13 10 (1.99%) HP MASE
14 8 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (1.39%) CCIE
15 7 (1.39%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.57%) SLA
2 25 (4.98%) QA
3 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.60%) GxP
5 2 (0.40%) FISMA
5 2 (0.40%) NIST
5 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) BS25999
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.20%) GRC
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 115 (22.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (16.33%) Active Directory
3 43 (8.57%) vSphere
4 39 (7.77%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (5.18%) Hyper-V
6 24 (4.78%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (4.78%) VMware NSX
7 12 (2.39%) XenApp
8 11 (2.19%) Docker
8 11 (2.19%) Firmware
9 8 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (1.59%) VMware Server
10 7 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (1.20%) KVM
11 6 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.00%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.80%) GlusterFS
13 4 (0.80%) vCloud
14 3 (0.60%) Veritas File System
14 3 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 70 (13.94%) HP ALM
2 49 (9.76%) SCCM
3 42 (8.37%) HP Quality Center
4 33 (6.57%) vCenter Server
5 28 (5.58%) vRealize
6 27 (5.38%) HP Data Protector
7 24 (4.78%) Ansible
8 18 (3.59%) SCOM
9 17 (3.39%) NetBackup
9 17 (3.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 15 (2.99%) PowerCLI
11 14 (2.79%) HP NNM
11 14 (2.79%) Terraform
12 13 (2.59%) AirWatch
12 13 (2.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 11 (2.19%) Kubernetes
13 11 (2.19%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (1.99%) Tivoli
15 9 (1.79%) BladeLogic
15 9 (1.79%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 158 (31.47%) VMware
2 116 (23.11%) Microsoft
3 112 (22.31%) Cisco
4 82 (16.33%) Dell
5 48 (9.56%) 3PAR
6 47 (9.36%) Oracle
7 39 (7.77%) Citrix
8 37 (7.37%) IBM
9 36 (7.17%) NetApp
10 33 (6.57%) F5
11 29 (5.78%) Juniper
12 28 (5.58%) Aruba
13 26 (5.18%) EMC
14 21 (4.18%) Brocade
14 21 (4.18%) CheckPoint
15 20 (3.98%) BMC
16 19 (3.78%) Red Hat
17 18 (3.59%) Apple
17 18 (3.59%) Veritas
18 17 (3.39%) CA