Period
to 19 October 2017

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 19 October 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 87 82
Rank change year-on-year -50 -5 -19
Contract jobs citing HP 1879 2753 2914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 2.59% 2.55%
As % of the Vendors category 4.41% 5.75% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1132 1753 1731
UK median daily rate £363 £346 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -5.34% +4.29%
10th Percentile £154 £213 £195
90th Percentile £525 £502 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 216 230
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% -2.79% +9.81%
10th Percentile £10.32 £11.63 £10.29
90th Percentile £30.00 £43.00 £38.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £19.63 £17.75
% change year-on-year -14.37% +10.56% +4.41%

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 42655 47913 49660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.92% 45.03% 43.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 26347 29292 29229
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £242 £240 £225
90th Percentile £619 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1384 1712 2182
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.11 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.28% -2.23% +3.92%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £45.30 £44.98 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.03% -2.94% +3.03%

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 19 October 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 6 months to 19 October 2017.

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 19 October 2017. 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 -51 1683 £365 +4.29% 172
UK excluding London -31 1255 £350 +7.69% 112
London -35 597 £402 +0.38% 70
South East -15 469 £363 +2.11% 34
North of England -49 263 £325 +3.17% 27
Midlands +33 160 £338 - 15
Scotland -45 130 £400 +24.61% 8
North West +8 107 £313 -19.87% 15
South West -4 93 £350 +9.38% 10
East of England -31 92 £352 -2.97% 16
West Midlands +16 90 £375 +11.94% 9
North East -17 87 £340 +9.68% 1
Yorkshire +13 69 £300 -4.00% 11
East Midlands +25 65 £300 -11.11% 6
Wales +5 30 £190 -49.33% 1
Northern Ireland -37 20 £324 +29.60% 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 713 (37.95%) Windows
2 479 (25.49%) Microsoft
3 439 (23.36%) VMware
4 435 (23.15%) Cisco
5 414 (22.03%) Active Directory
6 337 (17.94%) SQL
7 327 (17.40%) Linux
8 320 (17.03%) ITIL
9 316 (16.82%) Firewall
9 316 (16.82%) Security Cleared
10 309 (16.44%) Windows Server
11 292 (15.54%) SAN
12 287 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
13 271 (14.42%) Finance
14 270 (14.37%) HP Quality Center
15 259 (13.78%) Oracle
16 256 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
17 236 (12.56%) Test Automation
18 219 (11.66%) SQL Server
19 218 (11.60%) Unix
20 211 (11.23%) Windows Server 2012
21 197 (10.48%) IBM
22 194 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
23 188 (10.01%) SC Cleared
24 186 (9.90%) LAN
25 177 (9.42%) Dell
26 176 (9.37%) WAN
27 175 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
28 174 (9.26%) MS Exchange
29 173 (9.21%) Java

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
1 174 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 117 (6.23%) SharePoint
3 74 (3.94%) IIS
4 61 (3.25%) Apache
5 58 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 56 (2.98%) JBoss
7 51 (2.71%) Tomcat
8 48 (2.55%) WebLogic
9 47 (2.50%) Skype for Business
10 44 (2.34%) Confluence
11 35 (1.86%) OpenStack
12 27 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
13 23 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
13 23 (1.22%) iPlanet
13 23 (1.22%) Oracle Application Server
14 22 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
15 21 (1.12%) WebSphere
16 20 (1.06%) IBM Notes
17 16 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 16 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 194 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
4 45 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.053%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.053%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 17 (0.90%) SAP CO
1 17 (0.90%) SAP FI
1 17 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
2 16 (0.85%) Maximo
3 14 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 13 (0.69%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 12 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
5 12 (0.64%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.27%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.27%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.21%) Exstream
8 4 (0.21%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.21%) Lawson
9 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 110 (5.85%) Office 365
2 82 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.59%) SaaS
6 10 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (0.43%) IaaS
7 8 (0.43%) PaaS
8 7 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.37%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.27%) G Suite
9 5 (0.27%) HP Helion
10 4 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
11 3 (0.16%) Akamai
11 3 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.16%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.16%) GitHub
11 3 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 316 (16.82%) Firewall
2 292 (15.54%) SAN
3 186 (9.90%) LAN
4 176 (9.37%) WAN
5 173 (9.21%) DNS
6 125 (6.65%) Wireless
7 123 (6.55%) TCP/IP
8 120 (6.39%) DHCP
9 89 (4.74%) Internet
10 76 (4.04%) NAS
11 71 (3.78%) VPN
12 65 (3.46%) Fibre Channel
13 53 (2.82%) LDAP
14 47 (2.50%) Network Security
15 45 (2.39%) VLAN
16 43 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
16 43 (2.29%) MPLS
17 36 (1.92%) BGP
17 36 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
18 35 (1.86%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 56 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 31 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 24 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
8 23 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
9 22 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.12%) Big Data
11 18 (0.96%) MySQL
11 18 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (0.90%) Hadoop
12 17 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
12 17 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (0.69%) DB2
15 11 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.48%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.48%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 168 (8.94%) JIRA
2 125 (6.65%) LoadRunner
3 100 (5.32%) Selenium
4 84 (4.47%) HP UFT
5 62 (3.30%) JMeter
6 60 (3.19%) SoapUI
7 58 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (2.29%) Jenkins
9 36 (1.92%) WebDriver
10 34 (1.81%) Visual Studio
11 32 (1.70%) Cucumber
12 27 (1.44%) Git (software)
13 26 (1.38%) LoadUI
14 24 (1.28%) Eclipse
15 21 (1.12%) MSI
16 19 (1.01%) Ant
16 19 (1.01%) Bitbucket
16 19 (1.01%) SpecFlow
17 16 (0.85%) Maven
18 15 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
General
1 271 (14.42%) Finance
2 126 (6.71%) Banking
3 110 (5.85%) Telecoms
4 48 (2.55%) Retail
5 39 (2.08%) Publishing
6 27 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.33%) Marketing
8 23 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.17%) Legal
10 19 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 15 (0.80%) Law
14 11 (0.59%) Billing
14 11 (0.59%) Electronics
15 9 (0.48%) Games
16 8 (0.43%) Military
17 6 (0.32%) Automotive
17 6 (0.32%) Romanian Language
18 5 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 388 (20.65%) Analyst
2 199 (10.59%) Test Analyst
3 129 (6.87%) Support Engineer
4 127 (6.76%) Tester
5 116 (6.17%) Network Engineer
6 101 (5.38%) Administrator
6 101 (5.38%) Architect
7 96 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 92 (4.90%) Consultant
9 67 (3.57%) Desktop Support
10 65 (3.46%) Systems Administrator
11 56 (2.98%) Support Analyst
12 49 (2.61%) Developer
12 49 (2.61%) Test Engineer
13 46 (2.45%) 3rd Line Support
14 43 (2.29%) Server Engineer
15 41 (2.18%) 2nd Line Support
16 40 (2.13%) Performance Tester
17 39 (2.08%) Systems Engineer
17 39 (2.08%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (4.10%) Web Services
2 70 (3.73%) .NET
3 55 (2.93%) J2EE
4 50 (2.66%) XML
5 37 (1.97%) HTML
6 35 (1.86%) SOAP
7 32 (1.70%) Middleware
8 24 (1.28%) REST
9 18 (0.96%) JSON
10 16 (0.85%) CSS
10 16 (0.85%) Gherkin
11 15 (0.80%) 802.1X
11 15 (0.80%) RESTful
11 15 (0.80%) Software Packaging
12 13 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
13 12 (0.64%) XSLT
14 10 (0.53%) Ajax
14 10 (0.53%) EJB
14 10 (0.53%) SAML
15 9 (0.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 173 (9.21%) Data Centre
2 127 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (4.74%) Clustering
4 61 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 58 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 52 (2.77%) Replication
7 40 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 36 (1.92%) HP Storage
9 30 (1.60%) PKI
10 28 (1.49%) Virtual Team
11 27 (1.44%) Client/Server
12 25 (1.33%) Fat Client
12 25 (1.33%) Thin Client
13 24 (1.28%) Driving Licence
13 24 (1.28%) Mobile App
14 23 (1.22%) Private Cloud
15 21 (1.12%) CMDB
16 19 (1.01%) iPad
16 19 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
17 18 (0.96%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 713 (37.95%) Windows
2 327 (17.40%) Linux
3 309 (16.44%) Windows Server
4 218 (11.60%) Unix
5 211 (11.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 175 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 161 (8.57%) Windows 7
8 125 (6.65%) Solaris
9 105 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 105 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 103 (5.48%) AIX
11 72 (3.83%) Windows 10
12 68 (3.62%) HPUX
13 53 (2.82%) Windows XP
14 48 (2.55%) Windows 8
15 36 (1.92%) Windows Vista
16 33 (1.76%) SUSE
17 29 (1.54%) Apple iOS
18 26 (1.38%) Android
19 25 (1.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (17.03%) ITIL
2 287 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
3 236 (12.56%) Test Automation
4 150 (7.98%) Migration
5 149 (7.93%) Test Scripting
6 128 (6.81%) Service Management
7 102 (5.43%) Test Management
8 99 (5.27%) Test Strategy
9 96 (5.11%) Performance Testing
9 96 (5.11%) Waterfall
10 92 (4.90%) Software Testing
11 91 (4.84%) Project Management
12 89 (4.74%) Regression Testing
13 88 (4.68%) Defect Management
14 86 (4.58%) High Availability
15 82 (4.36%) User Acceptance Testing
16 80 (4.26%) Non-Functional Testing
17 78 (4.15%) ITSM
18 77 (4.10%) Change Management
19 75 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 337 (17.94%) SQL
2 173 (9.21%) Java
3 138 (7.34%) PowerShell
4 73 (3.89%) Perl
5 56 (2.98%) VBScript
6 52 (2.77%) JavaScript
7 50 (2.66%) Python
8 47 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 46 (2.45%) Bash Shell
9 46 (2.45%) C#
10 31 (1.65%) Korn
11 23 (1.22%) C
12 22 (1.17%) Ruby
12 22 (1.17%) VB
13 21 (1.12%) PL/SQL
14 16 (0.85%) AWK
15 15 (0.80%) F#
16 12 (0.64%) Groovy
17 9 (0.48%) C-shell
17 9 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 316 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 188 (10.01%) SC Cleared
3 148 (7.88%) ISEB
4 146 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
5 137 (7.29%) ISTQB
6 133 (7.08%) Degree
7 130 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 109 (5.80%) DV Cleared
9 96 (5.11%) MCSE
10 80 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 78 (4.15%) CCNA
12 68 (3.62%) CCNP
13 41 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
14 38 (2.02%) MCSA
15 37 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 34 (1.81%) CCIE
17 32 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
18 26 (1.38%) JNCIA
19 23 (1.22%) CCIP
19 23 (1.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.69%) SLA
2 90 (4.79%) QA
3 27 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.06%) PMO
5 13 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.27%) FIPS 140-2
8 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.21%) COSHH
10 3 (0.16%) COBIT
11 2 (0.11%) GCP
11 2 (0.11%) GDPR
11 2 (0.11%) IFRS
11 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.053%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.053%) WAI
System Software
1 414 (22.03%) Active Directory
2 256 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (8.14%) Hyper-V
4 106 (5.64%) vSphere
5 91 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (2.13%) XenApp
8 32 (1.70%) XenDesktop
9 25 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 21 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
11 19 (1.01%) Firmware
11 19 (1.01%) KVM
12 18 (0.96%) Samba
13 15 (0.80%) NFS
14 14 (0.75%) Docker
14 14 (0.75%) Terminal Services
14 14 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (0.69%) DFS Replication
15 13 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
16 12 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 270 (14.37%) HP Quality Center
2 172 (9.15%) SCCM
3 87 (4.63%) NetBackup
4 78 (4.15%) SCOM
5 56 (2.98%) HP Data Protector
6 53 (2.82%) OpenView
7 50 (2.66%) Puppet
8 48 (2.55%) Backup Exec
9 45 (2.39%) HP SiteScope
9 45 (2.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 40 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 32 (1.70%) EMC NetWorker
12 29 (1.54%) FortiGate
12 29 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
13 28 (1.49%) Nagios
13 28 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
14 26 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
14 26 (1.38%) vCenter Server
15 24 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 24 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 479 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 439 (23.36%) VMware
3 435 (23.15%) Cisco
4 259 (13.78%) Oracle
5 197 (10.48%) IBM
6 177 (9.42%) Dell
7 173 (9.21%) Citrix
8 141 (7.50%) Red Hat
9 118 (6.28%) EMC
10 108 (5.75%) Symantec
11 103 (5.48%) SAP
12 97 (5.16%) NetApp
13 94 (5.00%) CheckPoint
14 88 (4.68%) 3PAR
15 86 (4.58%) Juniper
16 85 (4.52%) Veritas
17 79 (4.20%) F5
18 76 (4.04%) Sun
19 71 (3.78%) Brocade
20 61 (3.25%) McAfee