Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 98 84
Rank change year-on-year -37 -14 -20
Contract jobs citing HP 1985 2484 2814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 2.36% 2.48%
As % of the Vendors category 4.52% 5.20% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1193 1549 1704
UK median daily rate £351 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.26% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £210 £197
90th Percentile £500 £503 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 213 198
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.03% -25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.19 £11.33 £10.26
90th Percentile £30.00 £42.90 £39.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% -21.05% +11.31%

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 43948 47741 49215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.35% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27314 29152 29013
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1468 1711 2098
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -38 1771 £363 +3.57% 135
UK excluding London -20 1323 £350 +6.06% 100
London -38 627 £400 - 44
South East -13 466 £363 +3.57% 38
North of England -42 267 £325 +1.56% 23
Midlands +42 175 £350 +2.94% 12
Scotland -37 129 £410 +26.15% 9
East of England -11 117 £338 -12.77% 10
North West +23 106 £308 -21.15% 10
South West -15 104 £373 +25.63% 8
West Midlands +35 98 £375 +11.94% 5
North East -10 84 £340 +8.79% 2
Yorkshire +19 77 £285 -12.31% 11
East Midlands +18 73 £320 -8.57% 7
Wales +18 41 £300 -20.00%
Northern Ireland -22 24 £320 +28.00%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 820 (41.31%) Windows
2 504 (25.39%) Microsoft
3 487 (24.53%) VMware
4 464 (23.38%) Cisco
5 458 (23.07%) Active Directory
6 361 (18.19%) Linux
7 360 (18.14%) SQL
8 352 (17.73%) Windows Server
9 345 (17.38%) ITIL
10 328 (16.52%) Firewall
11 314 (15.82%) SAN
12 313 (15.77%) Security Cleared
13 303 (15.26%) Finance
14 292 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
15 288 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 269 (13.55%) HP Quality Center
17 266 (13.40%) Oracle
18 245 (12.34%) Unix
19 238 (11.99%) Test Automation
20 231 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
21 217 (10.93%) SQL Server
22 213 (10.73%) IBM
23 210 (10.58%) Microsoft Office
23 210 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
24 202 (10.18%) Dell
25 201 (10.13%) SC Cleared
26 199 (10.03%) Windows 7
27 198 (9.97%) Citrix
28 197 (9.92%) MS Exchange
29 190 (9.57%) SCCM

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
1 197 (9.92%) MS Exchange
2 132 (6.65%) SharePoint
3 78 (3.93%) IIS
4 71 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 57 (2.87%) Apache
5 57 (2.87%) JBoss
6 52 (2.62%) Skype for Business
7 47 (2.37%) WebLogic
8 44 (2.22%) Tomcat
9 42 (2.12%) Confluence
10 37 (1.86%) OpenStack
11 31 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
12 26 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
13 24 (1.21%) WebSphere
14 22 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
15 21 (1.06%) iPlanet
15 21 (1.06%) Oracle Application Server
16 20 (1.01%) IBM Notes
17 16 (0.81%) GlassFish
17 16 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 210 (10.58%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
3 53 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.10%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.050%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.050%) Revit
8 1 (0.050%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 14 (0.71%) Maximo
3 13 (0.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 13 (0.65%) SAP CO
3 13 (0.65%) SAP FI
3 13 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.60%) SAP CRM
5 11 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.30%) Lawson
6 6 (0.30%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.25%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.25%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.20%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 127 (6.40%) Office 365
2 105 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.76%) IaaS
5 14 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.50%) PaaS
8 9 (0.45%) Mimecast
8 9 (0.45%) SaaS
9 8 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
11 5 (0.25%) G Suite
11 5 (0.25%) HP Helion
12 4 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.20%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.15%) Akamai
13 3 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.15%) GitHub
14 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.10%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 328 (16.52%) Firewall
2 314 (15.82%) SAN
3 181 (9.12%) DNS
4 179 (9.02%) LAN
5 174 (8.77%) WAN
6 136 (6.85%) DHCP
7 124 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 112 (5.64%) Wireless
9 106 (5.34%) VPN
10 91 (4.58%) Internet
11 84 (4.23%) NAS
12 66 (3.32%) Fibre Channel
13 63 (3.17%) VLAN
14 50 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
14 50 (2.52%) Network Security
15 47 (2.37%) OSPF
16 46 (2.32%) LDAP
17 44 (2.22%) MPLS
18 43 (2.17%) BGP
19 42 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.58%) Oracle Database
3 53 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
7 23 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
8 22 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 21 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.01%) Big Data
11 19 (0.96%) MySQL
11 19 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
13 15 (0.76%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.76%) Relational Database
14 14 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
15 13 (0.65%) DB2
16 9 (0.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 179 (9.02%) JIRA
2 136 (6.85%) LoadRunner
3 106 (5.34%) Selenium
4 96 (4.84%) HP UFT
5 67 (3.38%) SoapUI
6 58 (2.92%) JMeter
7 53 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 46 (2.32%) Jenkins
9 39 (1.96%) Cucumber
10 32 (1.61%) WebDriver
11 30 (1.51%) Eclipse
12 29 (1.46%) Ant
13 27 (1.36%) Visual Studio
14 24 (1.21%) Maven
15 21 (1.06%) Git (software)
15 21 (1.06%) SpecFlow
16 20 (1.01%) MSI
17 19 (0.96%) LoadUI
18 18 (0.91%) Subversion
19 17 (0.86%) TestNG
General
1 303 (15.26%) Finance
2 132 (6.65%) Banking
3 105 (5.29%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.17%) Publishing
5 33 (1.66%) Retail
6 24 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.11%) Marketing
9 21 (1.06%) Legal
10 20 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.96%) Retail Banking
12 17 (0.86%) Law
13 16 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.55%) Electronics
15 10 (0.50%) Billing
15 10 (0.50%) Military
16 9 (0.45%) Romanian Language
17 6 (0.30%) Automotive
18 5 (0.25%) Back Office
18 5 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 399 (20.10%) Analyst
2 192 (9.67%) Test Analyst
3 145 (7.30%) Support Engineer
4 128 (6.45%) Tester
5 124 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 111 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 104 (5.24%) Architect
8 98 (4.94%) Administrator
9 85 (4.28%) Consultant
10 76 (3.83%) Desktop Support
11 69 (3.48%) Support Analyst
12 62 (3.12%) Systems Administrator
13 56 (2.82%) Developer
14 55 (2.77%) Test Manager
15 53 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
15 53 (2.67%) Test Engineer
16 49 (2.47%) 2nd Line Support
17 47 (2.37%) Service Analyst
18 46 (2.32%) Windows Engineer
19 44 (2.22%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (4.28%) Web Services
2 68 (3.43%) .NET
3 55 (2.77%) J2EE
4 51 (2.57%) XML
5 40 (2.02%) SOAP
6 35 (1.76%) HTML
7 29 (1.46%) Middleware
8 25 (1.26%) REST
9 21 (1.06%) CSS
10 20 (1.01%) Gherkin
10 20 (1.01%) RESTful
11 17 (0.86%) EJB
12 16 (0.81%) JPA
12 16 (0.81%) JSON
13 15 (0.76%) 802.1X
13 15 (0.76%) Software Packaging
14 14 (0.71%) Ehcache
14 14 (0.71%) EJB 3.0
14 14 (0.71%) JAXB
14 14 (0.71%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 180 (9.07%) Data Centre
2 139 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (4.89%) Clustering
4 70 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 69 (3.48%) Replication
6 44 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 40 (2.02%) HP Storage
8 38 (1.91%) Blackberry
9 35 (1.76%) Virtual Team
10 34 (1.71%) PKI
11 30 (1.51%) EMC VNX
12 28 (1.41%) Private Cloud
13 27 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.21%) CMDB
15 23 (1.16%) Driving Licence
15 23 (1.16%) Mobile App
16 22 (1.11%) NHS
17 21 (1.06%) Client/Server
18 20 (1.01%) Smartphone
18 20 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 820 (41.31%) Windows
2 361 (18.19%) Linux
3 352 (17.73%) Windows Server
4 245 (12.34%) Unix
5 231 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 210 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 199 (10.03%) Windows 7
8 128 (6.45%) Solaris
9 114 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 112 (5.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 102 (5.14%) AIX
12 88 (4.43%) Windows 10
13 63 (3.17%) HPUX
14 61 (3.07%) Windows XP
15 52 (2.62%) Windows 8
16 34 (1.71%) SUSE
17 33 (1.66%) Windows Vista
18 26 (1.31%) Android
18 26 (1.31%) Apple iOS
19 23 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (17.38%) ITIL
2 292 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (11.99%) Test Automation
4 158 (7.96%) Test Scripting
5 156 (7.86%) Migration
6 148 (7.46%) Service Management
7 114 (5.74%) Test Management
8 101 (5.09%) Performance Testing
8 101 (5.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 100 (5.04%) Software Testing
9 100 (5.04%) Waterfall
10 98 (4.94%) Non-Functional Testing
11 96 (4.84%) Change Management
11 96 (4.84%) Test Strategy
12 94 (4.74%) Project Management
13 92 (4.63%) Defect Management
14 86 (4.33%) Incident Management
15 84 (4.23%) Regression Testing
16 83 (4.18%) ITSM
17 82 (4.13%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 360 (18.14%) SQL
2 186 (9.37%) Java
3 143 (7.20%) PowerShell
4 73 (3.68%) Perl
5 66 (3.32%) Python
6 56 (2.82%) JavaScript
7 55 (2.77%) VBScript
8 47 (2.37%) Shell Script
9 42 (2.12%) Bash Shell
9 42 (2.12%) C#
10 29 (1.46%) Korn
10 29 (1.46%) PL/SQL
11 26 (1.31%) C
12 21 (1.06%) VB
13 20 (1.01%) Ruby
14 16 (0.81%) F#
14 16 (0.81%) Jython
15 14 (0.71%) AWK
16 12 (0.60%) Groovy
17 11 (0.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 313 (15.77%) Security Cleared
2 201 (10.13%) SC Cleared
3 158 (7.96%) ISEB
4 153 (7.71%) Cisco Certification
5 140 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 139 (7.00%) ISTQB
7 123 (6.20%) Degree
8 97 (4.89%) DV Cleared
8 97 (4.89%) MCSE
9 84 (4.23%) CCNA
10 78 (3.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 62 (3.12%) CCNP
12 45 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 39 (1.96%) MCSA
14 30 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
15 28 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (1.36%) CCIE
17 25 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
18 22 (1.11%) CISSP
19 21 (1.06%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (5.19%) QA
2 102 (5.14%) SLA
3 35 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (1.41%) PMO
5 9 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.25%) FIPS 140-2
9 4 (0.20%) COSHH
9 4 (0.20%) GDPR
10 3 (0.15%) COBIT
10 3 (0.15%) GCP
11 2 (0.10%) IFRS
11 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.050%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.050%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.050%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 458 (23.07%) Active Directory
2 288 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (9.42%) Hyper-V
4 139 (7.00%) vSphere
5 109 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (2.37%) XenApp
7 46 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (1.66%) XenDesktop
9 27 (1.36%) Firmware
9 27 (1.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 23 (1.16%) NFS
10 23 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 20 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
12 19 (0.96%) Samba
13 17 (0.86%) KVM
13 17 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
14 16 (0.81%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
15 14 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 269 (13.55%) HP Quality Center
2 190 (9.57%) SCCM
3 94 (4.74%) NetBackup
4 90 (4.53%) SCOM
5 56 (2.82%) Backup Exec
6 55 (2.77%) OpenView
7 54 (2.72%) HP Data Protector
8 46 (2.32%) Puppet
9 45 (2.27%) HP SiteScope
10 41 (2.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 40 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 32 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
13 31 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
13 31 (1.56%) vCenter Server
14 30 (1.51%) EMC NetWorker
14 30 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
14 30 (1.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 29 (1.46%) FortiGate
16 24 (1.21%) Nagios
16 24 (1.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 504 (25.39%) Microsoft
2 487 (24.53%) VMware
3 464 (23.38%) Cisco
4 266 (13.40%) Oracle
5 213 (10.73%) IBM
6 202 (10.18%) Dell
7 198 (9.97%) Citrix
8 136 (6.85%) Red Hat
9 123 (6.20%) EMC
10 115 (5.79%) NetApp
11 112 (5.64%) Symantec
12 93 (4.69%) 3PAR
13 92 (4.63%) CheckPoint
13 92 (4.63%) SAP
14 87 (4.38%) Veritas
15 82 (4.13%) Juniper
16 79 (3.98%) McAfee
17 73 (3.68%) Brocade
18 70 (3.53%) F5
18 70 (3.53%) Sun